Right here back in Australia.
At the risk of amusing Miss Lisa even further I will try and keep this post perhaps a little less poetical than the post on the occasion of arriving back in NZ… Still, the holiday back home has certainly given me much Food for Thought and has settled the moving back dilemma for the immediate and not so immediate future.
In short… Here in Sydney is plenty close enough to NZ and plenty far away enough as well.
New Zealand itself has changed a lot since I left …
1. Prostitution has been legalised.
2. Civil Unions between homosexual couples will have legal recognition on a par with marriage from April 26th of this year.
3. The Death with Dignity bill was only just defeated by 2 votes in Parliament in 2003.
These are issues I believe have really tainted the atmosphere in NZ. I am by no means glorifying Australia’s political atmosphere but NZ used to have an innocence about it and it seems to me the seriously liberal government there is hell bent on turning NZ into a poster child for Humanism and the Utopian ideal. Makes me cringe. Ed. “Pardon me Dee but your right wing sensibilities are showing” “Shut up Ed. I am of the Conservative Element. There I said it…”
*listens* Oh good, you are still there… I can hear you breathing.
So the prospect of returning to the fresh, innocent NZ of my youth, is gone.
However, Ticker, the new addition to the deeleea clan is lovely… and the time with Scooter and Jem and Kit et al was lovely too. I am definitely a Kiwi girl still but let’s just say that one can have somewhat misty impressions of life in the green green grass the other side of the fence.
If I can get my cr*p sorted out here, sometime, somehow maybe I’ll be less inclined to look for other options. If I think about it, it isn’t actually the place I’m unhappy with at the moment.